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by Piccolo Daimaoh
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: “There is nothing to learn from Dragon Ball,” says Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima
Replies: 105
Views: 4370

Re: “There is nothing to learn from Dragon Ball,” says Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima

Most people interpreted “learn anything” in the sense of “about human nature”, which in a work of fantasy is ... interesting to say the least. I always saw the point of fantasy being to take the real world, blend it with historical/mythological elements (and whatever else the author can come up with...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on a potential Netflix series.
Replies: 144
Views: 4747

Re: Thoughts on a potential Netflix series.

Not only is it too long, the supposedly great mind of Kira is only great because every other character is so stupid. One of the cops working on the case with Kira's father tells him important confidential information just because he's the detective's son. And the sheer number of impossible leaps in...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which dub opening rap is better? GT or One Piece?
Replies: 25
Views: 4358

Re: Which dub opening rap is better? GT or One Piece?

Apollo Fungus wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:23 pm
"Here I am with my ninja clan, ninja clan, here we stand"
We out here.
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5637
Views: 468096

Re: Vic Mignogna

here is this good-looking (straight guy here, but this is quite obvious; the guy is an actor), charismatic and very well-known in the anime community with, as someone said, his army of fangirls. Why did he feel the need to approach women in this way? Sexual assault generally isn't about sex, but po...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5637
Views: 468096

Re: Vic Mignogna

Just checking very late to say, wow, this is really strange. Despite not being hugely into the anime community outside of Dragon Ball, I obviously knew who Vic was. And that's why this is so strange: here is this good-looking (straight guy here, but this is quite obvious; the guy is an actor), chari...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What really happened to GT?
Replies: 33
Views: 2541

Re: What really happened to GT?

Oh, okay. Thanks for that.


I'm assuming the "rating shares" are the percentage GT got out of the entire TV audience for that time slot. So yeah, it probably doesn't tell us much, especially since they vary widely from week to week.
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What really happened to GT?
Replies: 33
Views: 2541

Re: What really happened to GT?

Yeah, that's probably the likeliest reason. But VegettoEX said, there's no official confirmation and it's unlikely that there ever was/will be. The only thing would be find out the TV ratings at the time and infer from those that GT wasn't going well, but that would be pretty hard to do.
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What really happened to GT?
Replies: 33
Views: 2541

Re: What really happened to GT?

Is there confirmation that GT was actually cut short? I mean it's likely that the writers wanted to keep it going as long as possible, but was anything officially said? Granted that it was cut short, I think it's because GT wasn't really resonating with fans. More so the first arc, which they later ...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why hasn't Toriyama paid his taxes yet?
Replies: 68
Views: 6277

Re: Why hasn't Toriyama paid his taxes yet?

Seems kind of petty to bring up other things he (allegedly) said or did in a thread like this. IMO. With this, it's hard to say how much foreknowledge Toriyama actually had. On one hand, if he knew about it he isn't likely to say. On the other, the guy draws (or drew) cartoons for a living, does he ...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Madman's Dragon Ball Z: Kamehameha Movie Collection
Replies: 15
Views: 1294

Re: Madman's Dragon Ball Z: Kamehameha Movie Collection

Dragon Ball is the only series (except maybe Pokemon) where the same shit can be released over and over again in shiny new packaging because evidently people keep buying it. Exactly who I have no idea. Been off the forums for a while, is this also happening in the US?
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Madman's Dragon Ball Z Remastered Movie Collections 1 & 2
Replies: 24
Views: 4282

Re: Madman's Dragon Ball Z Remastered Movie Collections 1 & 2

If anything, this will probably sell because of the price and the convenience of the whole thing. I don't own the Blu-rays but I don't know if I will get this (Aussie here).
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If at all, how did Linkin Park affect your experience with Dragon Ball (or anime overall)?
Replies: 29
Views: 3515

Re: If at all, how did Linkin Park affect your experience with Dragon Ball (or anime overall)?

Firstly, I just wanted to say RIP. Linkin Park's music was never "deep", musically or lyrically, but you got the sense that they cared about what they were saying, and lumping them together with idiots like Korn or Limp Bizkit always seemed wrong to me. DBZ related memory: when I was young and just ...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Why is Rock music in DB so frowned upon here?
Replies: 36
Views: 11632

Re: Why is Rock music in DB so frowned upon here?

Disturbed made terrible music, no doubt. As did a lot of the other 'mainstream' bands FUNimation used to cash in on what was popular at the time. But I will say that some (not all) of the local bands they picked made music that was a lot less cringey, and if they had used them more the proceedings w...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Why did Mark Menza's replacement score of GT not live up to my expectations?
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: Why did Mark Menza's replacement score of GT not live up to my expectations?

I think Menza is great, but for some reason (probably FUNimation's direction) most if not all the tracks he did for GT sound the same. Like, not exactly the same, but the same sound with the same ingredients (guitar, bass, drums, occasional strings and a weird electric piano that keeps popping up). ...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: Your Dragon Ball-related New Year's resolutions
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: Your Dragon Ball-related New Year's resolutions

To watch more of the series in order, as opposed to just bouncing around because I already know what happens.



Real life shit: job, getting in shape etc.lol
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "Infographic: How 'Dragon Ball' Influenced a Generation of Hip-Hop Artists" (Genius.com)
Replies: 8
Views: 910

Re: "Infographic: How 'Dragon Ball' Influenced a Generation of Hip-Hop Artists" (Genius.com)

Nice, I'm a huge fan of hip-hop. It's cool that DBZ has been getting mentioned more and more as the kids who grew up with it are now making music.
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you like other battle shounen, and how do you feel they stack up to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 94
Views: 6009

Re: Do you like other battle shounen, and how do you feel they stack up to Dragon Ball?

I was struggling to find the correct way to express it given the material, but I think I was going for, "too focused on thematic transparency." Seriousness, sentimentality, or several other nouns might better describe it. For me, the result is a series that's too focused on its chosen themes to enj...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you like other battle shounen, and how do you feel they stack up to Dragon Ball?
Replies: 94
Views: 6009

Re: Do you like other battle shounen, and how do you feel they stack up to Dragon Ball?

One of the reasons I don't like other battle shonen -- as an adult fan of Dragon Ball -- is because they lack its singular focus on whimsy. Or, they seem to take themselves seriously enough to want to be thematically relevant (which nine times out of ten means painfully thematically transparent). N...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: This joke has become a franchise now
Replies: 64
Views: 5247

Re: This joke has become a franchise now

I guess for these people Super tarnishes the legacy --- which is a perfectly valid discussion to have now or when it finishes (hopefully soon). I've seen roughly 30 seconds of Super, but I sympathize as Super (I'm told) seems to be going off in another direction where GT mostly played it safe by rec...
by Piccolo Daimaoh
Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you truly think DBZ is the best anime ever?
Replies: 51
Views: 3020

Re: Do you truly think DBZ is the best anime ever?

Bullza wrote: Critically though Death Note is the best anime ever.
Isn't that Evangelion though? Like, in terms of critical reception.